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May 20, 2021

Getting to DC’s Walk-Up Vaccination Sites

by Korrea Johnston

As of Saturday, May 1, Washington, DC has transitioned to the use of 11 high-capacity, walk-up, no appointment needed vaccination sites. Please be advised that designated walk-up sites are for first vaccination doses ONLY. After you receive your first dose, you still need to make an appointment to get your second dose. The walk-up sites are available in addition to pharmacies, clinics, and health care providers that are administering the vaccines throughout the District. These sites will operate their own scheduling systems. 


Site Details

Walk-Up SiteAddressHours of OperationVaccine
Arena Stage1101 6th Street SWThursday-Sunday; 8am-12pm, 1pm-5pmPfizer
Fort Stanton Recreation Center1812 Erie Street SEMay 24-27; 2pm-7pmPfizer
Kenilworth Recreation Center4321 Ord Street NETues/Wed/Fri; 10am-4pmModerna
Lamond Recreation Center20 Tuckerman Street NEMay 19-22, May 26-29; 2pm-7pmPfizer
Langdon Park Community Center2901 20th Street NEMay 24-27; 2pm-7pmPfizer
Providence Health System1150 Varnum Street NEMonday-Thursday; 9am-3pmModerna
RISE Demonstration Center2730 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SEMonday-Saturday; 9am-12pm, 1pm-5pmPfizer
Rosedale Recreation Center1701 Gales Street NE

May 20-22, 24; 2pm-7pm

May 27-29; 9am-1pm

Turkey Thicket Recreation Center1100 Michigan Avenue NETues/Wed/Fri; 10am-4pmModerna
UDC4225 Connecticut Avenue NWMay 19, 20; 9am-2pmModerna
United Medical Center (UMC)1310 Southern Avenue SETuesday-Sunday; 10am-2pmModerna
Walter E. Washington Convention Center (with GW)Walter E. Washington Convention Center, L Street North Entrance (between 7th and 9th Street NW)Monday and Friday; 7:30am-6:30pm (Pfizer)

Tuesday-Thursday; 7:30am-3:30pm (Pfizer)

Saturday and Sunday; 9am-1pm, 2pm-6:30pm (Moderna)

Moderna / Pfizer



Getting to the Sites

To help you navigate to each of these walk-up vaccination sites, goDCgo has outlined ways to easily get there by bike, bus, Metro, or streetcar. In addition to the sustainable transportation options below, you can always travel by dockless bike or scooter, too, which are available and accessible across all eight wards. You can also plan your trip using goDCgo’s interactive map.

From May 24 to July 4, Lyft is offering FREE or discounted rides to and from vaccination sites (up to $15 each way) directly through the Lyft app or website. Ride codes can be used for all of Lyft’s modes of transportation including rideshare, docked bikes, electric bikes, and scooters during standard pharmacy operating hours (6am to 8pm). The promotional ride codes will also work in the Capital Bikeshare app.

Arena Stage, 1106 6th Street SW

  • Capital Bikeshare
    • 4th & M Street SW
    • Maine Avenue & 7th Street NW
  • DC Circulator – Take the Eastern Market-L’Enfant Plaza route.
  • Metrobus – Take the P6 or 74 bus route.
  • Metrorail – Take the Green Line to Waterfront station.

Fort Stanton Recreation Center, 1812 Erie Street SE

  • Capital Bikeshare
    • Fort Stanton Rec Center
    • Stanton Square SE
  • Metrobus – Take the W2 or W3 bus route.

Kenilworth Recreation Center, 4321 Ord Street NE

  • Metrobus – Take the U7 bus route.
  • Metrorail – Take the Orange Line to Deanwood station.

Lamond Recreation Center, 20 Tuckerman Street NE

  • Capital Bikeshare
    • 3rd & Underwood Street NW
  • Metrobus – Take the K2, F1, or F2 bus route.

Langdon Park Community Center, 2901 20th Street NE

  • Capital Bikeshare
    • 18th Street & Rhode Island Ave NE
  • Metrobus – Take the H6 or E2 bus route.

Providence Health System, 1150 Varnum Street NE

  • Metrobus – Take the 80 bus route.

RISE Demonstration Center, 2730 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE

  • Capital Bikeshare
    • Alabama & MLK Avenue SE
    • Congress Heights Metro
  • DC Circulator – Take the Congress Heights-Union Station route.
  • Metrobus – Take the A2, A4, A6, A7, A8, W2, or W3 bus route.
  • Metrorail – Take the Green Line to Congress Heights station.

Rosedale Recreation Center, 1701 Gales Street NE

  • Capital Bikeshare
    • Rosedale Rec Center
    • 15th & F Street NE
    • Bladensburg Rd & Benning Rd NE
    • Maryland Ave & 17th Street NE
  • DC Streetcar – Ride streetcar to the Benning Rd & 19th Street NE stop.
  • Metrobus – Take the X2 or X3 bus route.

Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Avenue NE

  • Capital Bikeshare
    • 10th & Monroe Street NE
    • John McCormack Dr & Michigan Ave NE
    • 12th & Newton Street NE
  • Metrobus – Take the H6, H8, H9, or R4 bus route.
  • Metrorail – Take the Red Line to Brookland-CUA station.

UDC, 4225 Connecticut Avenue NW

  • Capital Bikeshare
    • Van Ness Metro / UDC
    • Connecticut Ave & Yuma Street NW
    • Connecticut Ave & Tilden Street NW
  • Metrobus – Take the H2 or L2 bus route.
  • Metrorail – Take the Red Line to Van Ness-UDC station.

United Medical Center (UMC), 1310 Southern Avenue SE

  • Capital Bikeshare
    • United Medical Center
    • Southern Ave Metro
  • Metrobus – Take the A2, D12, D13, NH1, P12, W2, or W3 bus route.
  • Metrorail – Take the Green Line to Southern Avenue station.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, L Street North Entrance (between 7th and 9th St NW)

  • Capital Bikeshare
    • Convention Center / 7th & M Street NW
    • 7th & K Street NW
    • 10th & K Street NW
    • 11th & M Street NW
    • 12th & L Street NW
  • DC Circulator – Take the Georgetown-Union Station bus route.
  • Metrobus – Take the 70, 79, or D4 bus route.
  • Metrorail – Take the Green/Yellow Line to Mount Vernon Square station.


Know Before You Go

Before heading out, check to see if there is a wait time at your walk-up site. Wait times are based on the estimated current number of people waiting in line and the number of vaccinators on site delivering vaccinations. goDCgo also encourages you to review the tips to commute with care so you can continue doing your part in helping the District reach pandemic recovery.

To schedule your second vaccination, find a location near you. Then call or visit the provider website to make an appointment.

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